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Residents want KCDC plant booted out from HSR Layout 15.8.2017 Citizen Matters
Karnataka Composting Development Corporation (KCDC) in HSR Layout, Bengaluru, is in news yet again. Residents are demanding that the government: 1. Shift the existing plant immediately to a remote and unpopulated location outside the city »
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The politics of essential medicines 13.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
What are Essential Medicines? What do they mean to a country and to communities all over the world? And more interestingly, can there be politics on this simple and innocuous list? Essential Medicines, as per the World Health Organisation (WHO), are those that satisfy the priority health needs of most people in the community. They are intended to be available within the context of functioning health systems at all times in adequate amounts, in the appropriate dosage forms, with assured quality and adequate information, and at a price the individual and the community can afford. Based on the health needs of the people, WHO prepared a list of Essential Medicines way back in 1977 and this list has been reviewed every two years by a group of eminent people in the field, chosen after duly ascertaining that they have no conflict of interest. This year, the list completes 40 years of existence. The very fact that the list has been in existence for four decades is in itself a great achievement. It has withstood ...
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Punjab, Haryana gave expired medicines to pregnant women, kids 25.7.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
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World Congress of Optometry to focus on preventable blindness 24.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here next month, will deliberate preventable blindness, refractive error and vision care as an integral component of public health, its organisers said.
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2,351 dengue cases in B'luru, 6,033 in Karnataka 23.7.2017 Deccan Herald - City
The number of confirmed cases of dengue fever in BBMP limits has risen to 2,351 with eastern Bengaluru reporting 919 cases followed by southern Bengaluru (503) and Bommanahalli zone (316). As on July 21, the number of confirmed cases in the city was 1,900. The total number of confirmed cases across Karnataka is 6,033, following the detection of 400 new cases in Bengaluru. "This is expected and the number of cases this year and previous years are almost the same. There is nothing to panic," said Dr Lokesh M N, Chief Health Officer (Public Health), BBMP. He insisted that the department was monitoring and conducting surveillance of the disease. "We have intensified the surveillance. All these years, we were getting reports only from 40-50 government hospitals. Now, private hospitals are also reporting. We have around 500 hospitals reporting the cases. A minute-to-minute surveillance is done by our epidemiologists," he said. According to Dr Lokesh, dengue is spread by aedes aegypti mosquito which breeds in ...
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Millennium Development Goals-2015 only partially achieved: CAG 22.7.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With a countrywide average of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) of 167 per 1,00,000 live births, the country only "partially achieved" the Millennium Development Goals-2015 under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the CAG has said.
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It's a war on dengue 14.7.2017 TOI: All Headlines
It's a war on dengue
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Healthcare act amendments should put an end to profiteering, help people 14.7.2017 Citizen Matters
Recently there has been quite a flurry of opinions, accusations and threats around the issue of regulation of private medical establishments in Karnataka. Although the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act has been around since »
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In Tamil Nadu, it’s a war on dengue 13.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Protest when patients' rights are hit 6.7.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Dr Sudarshan Ballal's article on June 28, 2017 in these columns expressing concern about the controversy and mistrust being generated between the medical fraternity and the state government by the introduction of the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill, 2017, ironically leaves patients and their rights completely out of the equation. His point about the unusual situation of doctors taking to the streets in protest against the amendment makes one wonder why doctors do not similarly protest when patients' rights are violated by exorbitant costs or negligence and when empanelled hospitals fleece the government and refuse to be accountable. Lack of information cannot be a reason because there is research pouring in from every state about practices that violate the very core principle of medical ethics, which is "first, do no harm". The idea being promoted in Dr Ballal's article of healthcare as a free market economy that should not come under any form of "control raj" is highly ...
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Staff shortage hits AYUSH services 2.7.2017 Hindu: National
Study finds deficit in centres is 50%
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Family debts main cause of Indian farm suicides (Special to IANS) 28.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Nearly 70 per cent of India's 90 million agricultural households spend more than they earn on average each month, pushing them towards debt, which is now the primary reason in more than half of all suicides by farmers nationwide, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of various government data.
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CPI(M) seeks public debate on amendmentsregulating fees in private hospitals 20.6.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Communist Party of India (Marxist) has opposed the proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act 2007 that are aimed at enabling the government to regulate rates for various ...
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CPI(M) opposes private hospitals’ fee regulation bill 19.6.2017 Hindu: Home
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has opposed the proposed amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act, 2007, that are aimed at enabling the government to regulate rate...
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Doctors hail council move to tax bidis at 28% | Bengaluru News - Times of India 8.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Doctors hail council move to tax bidis at 28% | Bengaluru News - Times of India
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Bidis tagged 'demerit goods', maximum tax fixed at 28% 8.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Bidis tagged 'demerit goods', maximum tax fixed at 28%
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76% Indians without health insurance, forcing them to dip into savings 7.6.2017 Latest News
Mobile technology & data services are will play a critical role in improving healthcare delivery
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India's great healthcare challenge and opportunity 7.6.2017 News
Mobile technology & data services are will play a critical role in improving healthcare delivery
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Beware the ticks of Kyasanur 6.6.2017 FrontLine: The Nation
Kyasanur forest disease, a viral infection that can be fatal, has spread beyond the forests of Shivamogga in Karnataka, where it was first discovered 60 years ago, to Kerala, Goa and Maharashtra in the past few years, and its further spread along the Western Ghats is a real possibility as encroachment of forests increases. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED in Thirthahalli (Shivamogga), Valpoi (North Goa) and Banda (Sindhudurg)
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Asha workers go on one-day strike for wages 6.6.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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